Hi I'm Michelle Brideau. I have posted videos from my first bike tour, cycling across Canada, to cycling and commuting in and around London. I want to share my experiences and what I’ve learned so others can get out on their bikes and enjoy the ride too.
What is it? I’m asked every time I’m out and about on the Copenhagen Wheel. It’s a wheel that turns a normal bike into an e-bike and works on just about any bike with rim breaks. I’ve been having a lot of fun riding around on it and getting to know more about e-bikes.
Watch and see how it works.
My Road Bike is Now an E-bike! | Copenhagen Wheel - YouTube
The Brompton folding bike was invented in West London and is still built in West London today in their new factory. When Brompton asked if I would like to visit their factory, being the curious person I am I had to say yes. I was pretty impressed to see how much of the bike is actually made at the factory and how many custom parts go into making this bike. Brompton continually test and look for ways to improve their bike. This year they have produced their first e-bike version of the Brompton which I got the chance to take for a quick spin as the grand finale of my tour.
On a recent trip to Bath for the weekend Nathan and I decided to cycle the 200km back as training for the upcoming Vatternrundan ride in Sweden. On problem, it would be on my carbon bike which doesn’t have a rack for panniers and I would have an overnight bag to get back with. With perfect timing I was contacted to see if I was interested in testing and reviewing the new Lowe Alpine Aeon ND backpack. Watch to see how I got on cycling almost 200km with a bag on my back:
When I triggered a discussion on Twitter in November about bib shorts Velocio reached out to me to see if I would be interested in trying their solution to every women cyclist (and some men too) problem with having to undress to use the toilet when wearing cycling bib shorts. I’m always very happy when I hear about a company thinking about women’s needs when it comes to cycling and so I was keen to give their bib shorts a try. It’s been a few months and I’ve worn them inside on the trainer and out on longer rides. Watch to find out my thoughts on Velocio’s Signature Fly Bib Shorts for women.
Velocio Signature Fly Bib Shorts | Bibs or No Bibs? - YouTube
When I first started cycling like most I wasn’t a fan of hills, the ones near me in Surrey even scared me a little. However after cycling over three mountain ranges and many hills to get across Canada I found I enjoyed climbing hills on my bike and I now embrace the challenge. Watch the video to find out how to better deal with hills so you can learn to love them too.
How I Learned to Love Hills | Beginner Cycling Series Ep 7 - YouTube